|Degree||Full time - 3 years, part time also available||
Annual Fees(indicative 2014)
Domestic$5,900 - $6,400
Additional Costs$1000 textbooks, travel to work placements
Application dueReceived all year
Madras Street Campus
In our full time three year programme you will study theory and develop the practical skills needed for working in sports, health and wellness sectors.
You will study anatomy and physiology, nutrition and exercise, biomechanics, health promotion, physical activity for disease and special populations, professional practice, and exercise management for wellness, disease and injury.
Choose to specialise in Physical Activity, Health and Wellness, Sport and Exercise Science or Human Nutrition for a career in allied health, sports science or nutrition.
Specialising in Physical Activity, Health and Wellness will teach you how to maximise physical activity to promote health and wellness.
If you choose to focus on Sport and Exercise Science you will be an asset in the field of sport science and exercise physiology.
With the Human Nutrition specialisation you will develop the expertise to effectively communicate nutrition principles in a range of settings and have the awareness of cultural and environmental influences.
Work experience is a crucial part of your degree; in both the first and second year of the programme you will complete an assessed placement.
The Certificate in Pre Health and Science provides a pathway into the programme if you do not meet the entry criteria. View the Certificate in Pre Health and Science Pathways (PDF: 1MB) for further information.
To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
42 NCEA credits at Level 3* including 14 credits in
biology, human biology, or physical education, 14 credits in
another subject, preferably core health/ health education,
physics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, geography and
psychology, 14 credits across any subjects, subject areas or
domains (Human Nutrition specialisation applicants must have
a minimum of 14 credits in Chemistry at Level 2)
8 credits in NCEA English Level 2 (4 in reading and 4 in writing)
14 credits in NCEA mathematics (or Pangarau) Level 1.
If you have achieved a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects and a number of merits and excellence you may apply for entry. You need to have achieved degree entry standards for numeracy and literacy.
Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact CPIT for requirements.
*CPIT will align degree entry to the amended university
entry requirements, effective 2014. For more information
Entry for this degree programme may require specific
- Evidence of literacy, and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
- Successful completion of the CPIT Certificate in Pre Health and Science programme of study towards the Bachelor of Applied Science or the Certificate in Fitness.
Consent to Disclosure of Information
Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. The form will be sent by CPIT to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
- Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via Two referee report(s).
- If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.
- IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 7.0 in the listening and speaking subtests and no lower than 6.0 in the reading and writing subtests).
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
- provide two referee reports.
If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.
Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
On completion of this programme you will have a qualification that enables you to work with people to set goals, improve their diet and exercise regimes.
Physical Activity, Health and Wellness:
- Physical activity development
- Lifestyle consultant
- Physical activity prescription specialist
- Health promotion
- Health science research
Sports and Exercise Science:
- Sports and exercise organisations and businesses
- Consultant work
- Fitness training
- Sports marketing
- Sport and exercise science research
- Public health and private nutrition consultancies
- Health science research
- Health promotion
- Product development
Add to this qualification with our Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education.
Recommended school subjects
- Physical Education
Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry for Applied Science
Food and Consumers
Health Promotion 1
Introduction to Nutrition
Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Health
Professional Communication for the Sciences
Health Promotion 2
Issues in Nutrition Management
Macronutrients and Health
Micronutrients and Health
Research Design and Statistics
Nutrition and Disease
Special Topics in Health and Nutrition
Work Placement 2